The Wonder Method™ Code of Ethics
The Wonder Method™ Code of Ethics
In recognition of the sensitive nature of the practitioner-client relationship, we believe that it is the responsibility of the Wonder Method Practitioner, Coach or Instructor to ensure a safe and professional environment for the relationship to flourish while also considering healthy boundaries and practices.
SECTION 2: Principles
We agree to accept the following principles:
- To avoid discrimination against anyone on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, or national origin.
SECTION 3: Professional Practices
We maintain practices and healing procedures that protect the public and advance the profession.
- We do not attempt to diagnose a client’s physical or psychological condition, prescribe a treatment or suggest or approve of going against a physician’s advice.
- Fees and financial arrangements, as with all contractual matters, are always discussed without hesitation or equivocation at the onset and are established in a straightforward, professional manner.
- We neither receive nor pay a commission for referral of a client.
- We are careful to represent facts truthfully to clients and referral sources regarding credentials and services rendered.
- We do not malign clients, colleagues or other professionals.
- We promote The Wonder Method in a positive manner.
- If offering or selling non-TWM related services or products, we will clearly communicate that these services and products are not promoted or endorsed by TWM.
- We treat our clients in a professional manner.
- We agree to comply with The Wonder Method™ Trademark and Name Usage Policy.
- We maintain a respectful, professional, friendly, communication style at all times with the staff of The Wonder Method, clients, students, and customers, and people in the TWM community, both in verbal and written communications. Abusive communication including personal attacks, insults, or refusal to communicate is considered unprofessional and will not be tolerated by The Wonder Method.
SECTION 4: Client Relationships
It is our responsibility to maintain relationships with clients on a professional basis.
- We do not abandon or neglect clients. If we are unable, or unwilling for appropriate reasons, to provide professional help to continue a professional relationship, every reasonable effort is made to arrange for continuation of healing techniques with another certified Wonder Method Practitioner, Coach or Instructor
- We show sensitive regard for the moral, social, and religious standards of clients and groups. We avoid imposing our beliefs on others, although we may express them when appropriate and requested.
- We recognize the trust placed in and unique power of the practitioner-client relationship. While acknowledging the complexity of some relationships, we avoid exploiting the trust and dependency of clients. We avoid dual relationships with clients (e.g. business, close-personal, or sexual relationships) that could impair our professional judgment, compromise the integrity of the healing work, and/or use the relationship for our own gain.
- We do not engage in harassment, abusive words or actions, or exploitative coercion of clients or former clients.
- Even with consent, all forms of sexual behavior or harassment with clients are unethical. Sexual behavior is defined as, but not limited to, all forms of overt and covert seductive speech, gestures, and behavior as well as physical contact of a sexual nature. Harassment is defined as, but not limited to, repeated comments, gestures, or physical contacts of a sexual nature.
SECTION 5: Confidentiality
We respect the integrity and protect the welfare of all persons with whom we are working and have an obligation to safeguard information about them that has been obtained in the course of the healing session.
- Clients’ records are stored or disposed of in a manner that assures security and confidentiality.
- We treat all communications from clients with professional confidentiality.
- When supervising students or consulting with other practitioners, coaches or instructors, we use only the first names of our clients, except in those situations where the identity of the client is necessary to the understanding of the situation. It is our responsibility to convey the importance of confidentiality to the student or consultant.
- We obtain permission of clients before audio and/or video tape recording or permitting third party observation of their sessions.
- When current or former clients are referred to in a publication, in a session, or in a public presentation, their identity is thoroughly disguised.
SECTION 6: Inter-Professional Relationships
As Wonder Method Practitioners, Coaches and Instructors we relate to and cooperate with other professional persons in our immediate community and beyond. We are part of a network of healthcare professionals and are expected to develop and maintain interdisciplinary and inter-professional relationships.
- Knowingly soliciting another practitioner’s or coach’s clients is unethical.
- Speaking of other practitioners or coaches with disrespect is unethical.
SECTION 7: Advertising
In brochures, advertising and other descriptions of our services (including verbal) we will:
- Make no exaggerated claims as to the benefits of The Wonder Method.
- Represent our training, qualifications, abilities and affiliations accurately and unambiguously.
- Not falsely imply sponsorship/endorsement by or representation of any organization.